Uday Shankar appointed as chairman of merged Disney and Star India entity

Shankar will report in to Mayer, along with other heads in key markets


As part of the integration planning for the pending acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox, the Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment of The Walt Disney Company announced plans for the strategic alignment of its consolidated international business units under three key leaders. Uday Shankar, who currently serves as President, 21st Century Fox, Asia, and Chairman and CEO of Star India, will become Chairman, Star and Disney India, and President, The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific.  Luke Kang, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Greater ...